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Hoya heuschkeliana


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Climber, Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Philippines
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Foliage Leaves, ovate to obovate, dark green, turning red when exposed to very bright light or direct sunlight
Flowers Flowers urceolate, pink or yellow, with caramel like fragrance
Taxonomy The yellow flowered form is considered to be a different subspecies, Hoya heuschkeliana ssp. cajanoae

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Container Planting, Suitable for Hanging Baskets
Thematic Landscaping Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden
Usage Hazard - Cons Remarks Avoid contact with milky/ white sap as it may cause skin irritation in certain individuals. Keep plants away from children and pets as sap could be toxic.

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Rootzone Tolerance Easy to Grow
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Thick

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Pink, Yellow / Golden
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flowering Period After Rain
Flower Lifespan on Plant Several Days

Image Repository



Master ID 30992
Species ID 5379
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 13 September 2021.